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Reviews 661 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i want to go to a different school

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: they are always on their stuff sometimes

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it sucks there only like two

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Positive impacted parties on student experience.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very happy to be at Canisius College and it has helped me grow as a person and academically.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is accepting and open to each other

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone on campus is aware of the consequences of drugs and underage use of alcohol.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I made a great choice regardless of the distance away from home and I am very lucky to have the opportunity to be there.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am not very aware of that at the moment.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel as safe as I would be with my own family.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's my great and loving second home!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have heard great things, but it is not something that I am interested in.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love watching the basketball games because they are the best.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school and even though I am very far from home, I am glad that I found my second home which is my college.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't have asked for better courses or professors. I have been very welcomed and a professor even asked for me to be in work study.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have visitors from businesses all the time and when the time comes for me, I have the student center and job center to go to for help.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe but of course since our school is in the City we have the general public to worry about. Not the students that go here.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorming is extraordinary to me. I was leary at first, but I am safe, its fun. I have quiet when I need it and I got lucky with a great room mate.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't partake but some of my friends do and they say they are very welcoming. Non clicky.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Its homey and sporty at the same time !

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Canisus is the perfect fit for me. I take my studies very seriously and I am doing very well. My professors are the best and I made the Deans list so I am proud of my accomplishments.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit at Canisius is high, especially when versing the rival school, Niagara University.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Canisius College is one of the best choices that I have made in my life. I have had nothing but good experiences, from friends I've made, professors I have had, and school events that I have attended. The school has a strong Jesuit foundation that shapes the way the student learns and how everyone interacts with each other. They let each person grow on their own, whether it be with in the Catholic faith or not, and always offer support. If I could do it all over, I would definitely choose Canisius College again. The "homey" atmosphere that the campus and people provide for the individual make Canisius the most unique college that I applied to a year ago.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school and the department (Anthrozoology). The entire staff is helpful, friendly, and supportive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Although the field is relatively new in the US, it is growing and I have no doubt that I will have the assistance of professors and my peers when applying for jobs following graduation.


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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (, Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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